As long as COVID-19 continues its insidious spread around the world, the road back to pre-pandemic status will be lengthy and hard.
Young people have been named 'winners' from the federal budget, but the government isn't listening to what they actually need
The Trump interaction that's all content for Miranda Devine, plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
Between 'commercial sensibilities', 'national security' and 'legal sensibilities', an awful lot of the spending in the 2020 budget is being kept secret from the taxpayers footing the bill.
It’s an expensive program that would never withstand scrutiny in normal times — but these are not normal times.
If, as the government says. wages won't grow until unemployment is down to 5%, this is not the time to pull the plug on subsidies.
In extraordinary times, the government is handing out relief (and relying on recipients to go out and spend).